E3 2014 has been and gone, and we’re all now reeling in the aftermath of a busy, busy conference. As always, trailers have been popping up here, there and everywhere, and it’s our duty here to sort through them to find the cream of the crop. So here they are, ranging from indie titles to the most expensive AAA games on the planet: the six best trailers of E3 2014.
We all expected this one, but that didn’t stop it from disappointing any less. An oppressive atmosphere with a solemn narration, this brief trailers raises a ton of questions: and holds back the payoff for the final game. It marks a radically new direction for the Uncharted series, and it’s got us hugely excited for what we’re going to see. Sony outdid themselves with this one.
Assassin’s Creed Unity
Shock horror: Ubisoft, king of trailers, made a really good trailer for AC Unity. It’s got beautiful music, gorgeous graphics and some sweet action scenes: what more could you want?
No Man’s Sky
This indie title was intriguing when it was first unveiled last year, but this year’s trailer has got everyone talking. The beautiful neon aesthetic, the pumping soundtrack and the goddamn dinosaurs – this is set to be the greatest space game ever made. And we can’t wait.
Far Cry 4
Less of a trailer and more of an opening cut-scene, this Far Cry 4 video introduces us to the new antagonist: Pagan Min. Troy Baker’s superb performance helps to make this one of the most memorable gaming introductions of all time: it’s sure got us excited to “tear shit up”, as he eloquently puts it.
Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain
Less exciting than the others, perhaps, but the trailer for MGS V is the perfect example of what a trailer should be: short glimpses of scenes we want to see more of, a vague idea of what’s in store for the protagonist whilst not revealing all…and an atmosphere that makes you want to play the game. This trailer does all of the above: it’s textbook, frankly.
Disarming you with its generic opening, this teaser for Insomniac’s new title quickly segues into a fun, colourful explosion-fest: one that looks brilliant. Its self-referential style is magnificent, getting us really hyped for a bit of good-old mutant bashing. After all, it’s just a f*****g video game!
These are our picks for the best E3 trailers, but what do you think? Got a suggestion, or think we’ve missed something out? Comment below with your favourite E3 trailer.